Twenty dollars got you in the door for a day-long conference on reforming a Catholic Church hobbled by its sex-abuse crisis. Five months ago, Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) met for the first time in a church basement in a Boston suburb. On July 20, forty-two hundred Catholics showed up at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center for VOTF’s first convention. After months of shocking news of clergy sex abuse, this crowd of mostly white, late-middle-aged suburban lay Catholics was...
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